Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed through his Instagram account on Wednesday that he and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, have decided to separate. Trudeau expressed that the decision came after many meaningful and challenging conversations with Sophie. Despite the separation, Justin Trudeau emphasized that they remain a close family, continuing to hold deep love and respect for each other and their shared accomplishments.
Justin Trudeau requested privacy for the sake of their children’s well-being. The prime minister’s office confirmed that they have already signed a legal separation agreement, taking all necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.
The story of how they met is rooted in Montreal, where Trudeau returned in 2002 after years of teaching in Vancouver. It was there that he crossed paths with Grégoire, leading to their marriage in 2005. They are proud parents to three children – Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, a graduate in communications from the University of Montréal, previously worked in sales and advertising before becoming a television and radio reporter.
Last year, on their wedding anniversary, Grégoire Trudeau shared on Instagram that their relationship has endured both sunny days and heavy storms. She highlighted the challenges of long-term relationships and the importance of love that provides safety, freedom, and personal growth.
Throughout their time together, Trudeau and Grégoire Trudeau have attended significant events such as King Charles’ coronation in London and met with US President Joe Biden in March.
Justin Trudeau is the second prime minister to announce a separation while in office. His father, Pierre Trudeau, and mother, Margaret Trudeau, separated in 1979 and divorced in 1984 during the elder Trudeau’s final year in the prime minister’s office.